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Inside the raid on Fairy Creek’s HQ: Violence, arrests and media exclusion
2 weeks ago

Inside the raid on Fairy Creek’s HQ: Violence, arrests and media exclusion

Clay Nikiforuk and Aleisha Langmann were in the Fairy Creek area from Aug. 7 to 14, on assignment for Ricochet. In addition to covering the RCMP’s offensive against the HQ camp, we wanted to find out if media access had improved in the wake of a court ruling that found police conduct towards journalists was unlawful
‘We’re taking the RCMP to court’
4 months ago

‘We’re taking the RCMP to court’

A coalition of press freedom groups and media outlets is filing a legal application seeking to ensure press access to protests on Vancouver Island
Inside the manhunt
1 year ago

Inside the manhunt

A reporter’s look into covering the cross-country manhunt for Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod
RCMP accused of creating ‘crisis of press freedom’ in Wet’suwet’en raids
2 years ago

RCMP accused of creating ‘crisis of press freedom’ in Wet’suwet’en raids

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Limits on reporters’ access, threats of arrest bring criticism from media, journalism groups
CAJ: Rein in the RCMP, journalism is not a crime in Canada
2 years ago

CAJ: Rein in the RCMP, journalism is not a crime in Canada

'Canada is a free country, not a police state. But it continues to get tripped up on issues of media freedoms.'
Vice reporter Ben Makuch loses final bid to block RCMP demand for background material
2 years ago

Vice reporter Ben Makuch loses final bid to block RCMP demand for background material

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By Colin Perkel A reporter’s last-ditch attempt at blocking an RCMP demand for his background materials in a terrorism case failed Thursday with a judge refusing to stay the production order. In her ruling, Ontario Superior Court Justice Breese Davies…
Forcing reporter to give RCMP info on ‘dead’ terror suspect ‘unreasonable,’ Vice argued at hearing
2 years ago

Forcing reporter to give RCMP info on ‘dead’ terror suspect ‘unreasonable,’ Vice argued at hearing

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Forcing a reporter to give information on a terror suspect to the RCMP would be unreasonable given that the wanted Canadian man is almost certainly dead, an Ontario justice heard on Tuesday.
Vice Media reporter must turn over materials to RCMP, appeal court rules
5 years ago

Vice Media reporter must turn over materials to RCMP, appeal court rules

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By The Canadian Press A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP the background materials he used for stories on an accused terrorist, Ontario’s top court affirmed Wednesday. In a case that pitted freedom of the press against the ability…
Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter
5 years ago

Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter

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By Grant Buckler Media and freedom of expression organizations are protesting after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police charged Justin Brake, a reporter for The Newfoundland and Labrador Independent, with mischief and disobeying a court order for entering the site…
Rally planned to support Vice journalist fighting RCMP production order
5 years ago

Rally planned to support Vice journalist fighting RCMP production order

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By Grant Buckler A coalition of press freedom organizations have planned a rally on Monday, Feb. 6, in support of Ben Makuch. The Vice Media Canada journalist was ordered in February 2015 to hand over information concerning interviews he…
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